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Kilworthy and Store

Located in: Muskoka
Location #926
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Location Owner:clay70
Creation Date: 10/24/2009
Last Updated: 6/15/2019



Description
Kilworthy was founded in a small outrcopping of barely farmable land at the southern end of Muskoka in today's Town of Gravenhurst, just west of Hwy. 11 (formerly the Muskoka Colonization Rd.) on Muskoka Rd. 13.

The railway came here and a very large CNR train station was built. This brought cottagers north to the Sparrow/ Muldrew Lake area. Though it is not a ghost town, the train station is long gone. The general store was built in 1867 by CN.

"In Morrison Township, Ontario C., 2 km W of Hwy I I, 29 km. NE of Orillia, a post office was established in 1876 as "Lethbridge" because It was located on the farm of William Lethbridge. In 1886 the name was changed to Kilworthy. The origin of the name is not known although the place likely was named after a place of the same name near Tavistock in County Devon, England."

The post office still exists today across the road from the store. This is where RR1 and RR2 mail delivery service is sorted from.

In the 1980's the old store used to sell caps that said "Kilworthy University" for a joke.

The Kilworthy General Store has recently been purchased and is due to reopen on the May 24 long weekend in 2011.

To see a map of Lethbridge (Kilworthy) take a look at this pioneer map of Morrison Township. There were no roads to the hamlet- only the railway line and station: http://www.ontariogenealogy.com/muskokamaps/morrison.jpg


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June2019
Kilworthy and Store
Created on:6/15/2019
Created by: pilotbob
1 photos
BeiersSwampFarm after 130 yrs
Kilworthy and Store
Created on:10/2/2016
Created by: clay70
13 photos
Don't Kill the Sense of Wonder
Kilworthy and Store
Created on:7/5/2012
Created by: bigpaulsmall
19 photos
July 2012
Kilworthy and Store
Created on:7/4/2012
Created by: timo explorer
18 photos
Vintage Kilworthy
Kilworthy and Store
Created on:6/30/2010
Created by: clay70
21 photos


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pilotbob says:
6/15/2019 8:40:38 AM

Still standing there but in rough shape. There was also a parked vehicle that was out of town. Wasn''t sure if it was a ''visitor'' or the car was dumped. I waited around, but decided not to enter due to that vehicle.

timekeeper says:
7/5/2012 9:32:08 AM

Small Paul,
your pics have it all,
staircase, wheel barrow and rotten wooden wall.

clay70 says:
6/16/2012 10:37:53 PM

XNY 556 A for apple--thanks for the update Tim..

timo explorer says:
6/16/2012 10:34:21 PM

As of June 2012, the General Store is still not open, nor does it appear to be opening anytime soon.

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